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This is the first in a series we'll post about using BitScope Blade and the obvious place to start is unboxing and assembling it. Blade is a robust industrial deployment solution for Raspberry Pi. How you assemble it and the ways you can power and mount it will depend on how you want to use it. We'll follow up with more information about the power and software options and cover some new projects you can build with it. Read on here to get started...   BitScope Blade is available in three ed ...
Following our post about the Blade weather station in Nepal, this one describes an interactive exhibit created with BitScope Blade Uno, BitScope CAP and a Raspberry Pi 3. The BitScope Blade was used to conveniently power and mount the Raspberry Pi and BitScope to create a stand-alone oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer as part of the museum exhibit.   The MAAS PowerHouse Museum sought to create an interactive exhibit to demonstrate how a Theremin works. They originally thought they'd bundle ...
We launched the new BitScope Blade product range exclusively with element14 last week. To help explain how BitScope Blade works and what you can use it for, we'll be publishing a series of posts, of which this is the first, describing some example applications that can benefit from using Blade to power and mount Raspberry Pi, sometimes in quite challenging circumstances.   In this case, a team lead by Prabesh Sapkota and Binod Kandel from the Robotics Association of Nepal↗ built a battery ...
Having had some fun playing with the display on the Sense Hat I moved on to trying to utilise the Joystick. However copying the examples set out in the Sense Hat API results in the following error   AttributeError: 'SenseHat' object has no attribute 'stick'   Upon further investigation it turns out that the sense_hat.py library doesn't include any functionality for the joystick, trying to run sudo apt remove --purge sense-hat then sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install sense-hat ...
Product development specialists, Think Engineer are set to launch a revolutionary new accessory for the Raspberry Pi hardware. CapHat is a new HAT for all versions of the Raspberry Pi, featuring  an easy to use capacitive keypad that gives creators and educators an unlimited array of possible functions to add to their Raspberry Pi hardware.   Simply clicking on to the Raspberry Pi GPIO Header, the CapHat offers a full, numbered keypad, so you can keep on adding accessories as you cre ...
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Sense HAT in Pi IoT

Posted by jwatson element14 Team Sep 6, 2016
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This competition is now over! Look out for the opportunity to vote on the finalists on the 18th of May!  Get snapping for your chance to win a Raspberry Pi Camera Bundle Kit! With the launch of both the Pi Camera V2 and the PiNoir Camera, we’ve decided to give away 5 Raspberry Pi Camera bundles, and here’s how you can win;   Step 1: Take a picture of a location, building or similar that looks visually stunning (during or after sunset) Step 2: Post that picture on one of our ...
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Introduction After a forced pause the Essential Raspberry Pi Peripherals articles series finally restarts with a new proposal. The Pi-Scope lab tool is the first of a series of tools to empower the electronic lab based on the Raspberry PI 2 , Raspberry PI lcd and Bitscope micro There is already an interesting Ben Heck episode, Episode 223: Ben Heck’s Raspberry Pi Bitscope Mod Episode modding these three devices creating an oscilloscope. It is my opinion that this proposed version has some ...
I love the Pi Screen, there are a few cases out there now but no open source ones that can be laser cut [that I know of], well now you have one.   The Case:         The Files: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1448461 Also I dislike not using the full sheet when cutting, the design includes two Pi Zero Cases [Made by alan of http://alanionita.me/ ]     Finding a Laser cutter in your area:   There are loads of places around the globe that will ...
Introduction In this fourth article of the series Essential Raspberry Pi Peripherals we will see how to install the Pi Camera and the 2.4" Touch Panel on the Raspberry PI 2. In the next article we will use this base setup to make a PI Camera where the PiFace CAD LCD display is be replaced by the 2.4" Touch Panel. The components we are using are shown in the image below including a small and almost inexpensive (about 5$) LinkSys WiFi USB dongle and a class 10 8Gb Micro SD card.   Note: if y ...
Introduction Available for the Raspberry PI at the actual date the market offers a number of touch screen displays; the recent launched Raspberry PI 7" LCD touch screen display and the 2.4" HAT display are the top accessories in their range. These devices can be used as primary display including the touch screen they can replace the standard HDMI display, USB keyboard and mouse.   It is almost obvious that the 2.4 inches screens are less useful than larger screen (i.e. 15 inches or more): ...
Introduction There is a considerable number of places on the Internet, including the Element14 site, showing useful information on the installation and settings of this brand new device; in the meantime a number of doubts and questions has raised about the touch screen settings, the on-screen keyboard installation and more. The goal of these notes is to depict a setup scenario as much complete as possible. The Raspberry PI 7" LCD Touch Screen display is the perfect replacement of a dedicated s ...
Introduction This post and few other will appear as annex to the Essential Raspberry Pi Peripherals #2. The reason is that when it was planned this series of tutorials the 7" touch-LCD created for the PI was not yet on the market. When the first unit has been received, I started immediately to study the hardware and software; in these #2 annexes we explore some mods and installation that can be helpful for the users to get the best from this incredible accessory inside their projects.   Ta ...
The first peripheral we'll take a look at is the HDMI monitor, connected to the Raspberry Pi. As connecting an HDMI monitor to the board is extremely simple it's surprisingly difficult to find information on the Internet about how to solve issues and setup the monitor visualisation that best reflects our needs, so this is actually a great starting place for us.   What Your Need for HDMI on Raspberry Pi As the Raspberry Pi includes a standard, full-size HDMI connector (as opposed to the smal ...